And I'm also really craving some MG or YA narrative nonfiction. Something a middle grader or teen can really relate to--a true story that has resonance in their modern lives. A commercial story with curriculum appeal (not other way around). The 57 Bus was a recent fave #mswl
I am so eager to rep some really delicious middle grade. Open to pretty much anything though not a huge speculative fan, and I've already done time travel books so not into that at this time. I want lots of heart, I want to be surprised, I want to laugh or cry or both! #mswl
Laurie McLean @agentsavantCalling all publishing peeps! Please welcome @KarlyCaserza to Team Fuse as our newest Associate Agent. Please RT. @FuseLiterary
Deborah Nemeth @DebNemethI often post about my editor wishlist but the truth is I don't always know what I want till I read it. I never knew I wanted a mystery series with a dowser sleuth till @authorwendy subbed it. Never knew I'd love a paranormal mystery with a not-ghost sleuth till @jeralibu wrote it
So just because your story doesn't appear to match my editor wishlist, don't hesitate to send it in anyway. The unexpected stories are often the most exciting. I'm reading a manuscript submission right now that's giving me that delight in the unexpected. #MSWL
“I’d love a super feminine adventure story for Middle Grade. Think mystery, high stakes, and difficult situations mixed with bright colors, glitter, and gemstones.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation/
4/4 #MSWL Young adult: contemporary romance & dating; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; captivating voice in narrative; well-structured mystery; survival; suspense; self-esteem; mental health; body positivity; well-rounded supporting cast; subversive outcast; happy endings.
3/4 #MSWL Middle grade: character-focused narratives with compelling voice; coming of age; mystery; wilderness; historical adventure; contemporary humor; digestible plot; STEM; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators; series proposals
2/4 #MSWL Picture books: fiction-only; character-driven humor; quirky & well-developed characters; strong narrative; motivated page turn; heartwarming (but not suffocating); community; identity; friendship; self-esteem; LGBTQ; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.
1/4 #MSWL Board books: early learning concepts (dates & time, body, senses, cooking/food, money); series proposals; economic and gripping language; LGBTQ+; diverse families and ownvoices; author-illustrators.
"Multi POV, time slip or dual past/present narrative structure women’s fiction, historical, domestic suspense, or upmarket like THE ALICE NETWORK, THE SUBWAY GIRLS." @carlywatters #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/